|Owner's Other EVs||1975 Volkswagen Beetle|
1986 Cushman Truckster
|Location||Milwaukie, Oregon US map|
|Vehicle||2011 LWB |
Long wheel base recubent bike. Custom fabricated using mtn bike and bmx bike. Eight feet long with planet tractor seat. Tiller steering, six speeds, volt meter, speedometer...
|Motor|| amped bike kit 26 inch geared brushless motor Brushless DC|
Mini geared brushless hubmotor
|Drivetrain||amped bike kit rear geared hub motor with double wall rim and hybrid tire. Classic downtube shifter, two chains, shimano deraileur, shimano tensioner, crusing pegs.|
|Controller|| amped bike kit 22 amp|
Brushless controller with thumb throttle. Plug and Play.
|Batteries||4 other 18 ah sealed lead acid , 13.00 Volt, Lead-Acid, Gel|
Battery Geek 18 ah sla bateries in two packs of two batteries. each pack has a charger plug.
|System Voltage||52 Volts|
|Charger|| 24 vdc |
two 24 vdc chargers using 120 vac. Red when charging, green when done. From Charger Deal
|Heater||It is a bike|
|DC/DC Converter|| 52 volts in 5 volts out for led volt meter|
volt meter needs 5 volts. Used converter from cold fusion. Small, fits inside meter enclosure
|Instrumentation||Mini led volt meter, green, up to 99 volts, from cold fusion, mounted in shortend flash light painted flat black|
|Top Speed||30 MPH (48 KPH)|
We are ramping up to test the frame, handling, motor temp, police, brakes, and the unknown. So far weve been over 20 mph several times on one mile test rides
|Acceleration||The geared motor is peppy. It is small so we are kind to it so far.|
|Range||30 Miles (48 Kilometers)|
Not sure. We went with the large batteries in hope of getting good range.
|Seating Capacity||1 adult|
|Curb Weight||70 Pounds (31 Kilograms)|
This is a guess. The batteries weigh 44 lbs.
|Tires||26 inch hybrid rear. 20 inch bmx front. Both about 2 inches wide.|
|Conversion Time||took about a month to source parts and build the stretch cycle|
|Conversion Cost||Parts cost about 700 dollars|
|Additional Features||The stretch cycle started as a magna 26 inch mountain bike and 20 inch huffy bmx bike. It has a battery mount section the middle. We reused parts from both donor bikes but sourced new parts when necessary or to be kool. |
The amped bike geared hub motor is powerful when fed 52 volts through the 22 amp controller. The long frame is stable and smooth to ride. The tiller steering takes some getting used to.
The chains are adjusted correctily now and needed a second shimano deraileur to tension the front section.
We are ready for a long test ride now. We just need a chase vehicle with a video camera and a nice day.
|The welding and grinding is the only dirty part. the fabrication and imagination part was fun. The amped bike parts were easy to install and worked correctly right out of the box. You would probably want to keep upgrading the brakes because the bike is capable of high speed and is a bit heavy with the 44 lb battery box. A good helmet is a good idea.|
We have a 72 volt 45 amp controller from ecrazyman.com. We plan to upgrade the voltage and possibly add a trike rear end. A seat back might be a nice addition.
We found an ebay site to get custom decals including stretch cycle words and lightning bolts. www.thegreenscenev.com Ed Storey 503-539-9612